Record Numbers Left Homeless After Eviction by Private Landlords in England

Record numbers of families are becoming homeless after being evicted by private landlords and finding themselves unable to afford a suitable alternative place to live, government figures show.

The end of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) was cited by nearly a third of the 15,170 households in England who were classed as homeless in the three months to June – a number that was up 10% on the same period last year.

Tenant Buyouts Lead to Protests and a Crackdown Plan by L.A. City Council

Curtis Jeter recalls fearing for his future when his new landlord told him he must move from his South Los Angeles apartment because the building in the gentrifying neighborhood would no longer be for rent.

In early August, when Los Angeles developer CIM Group offered the West Adams resident $8,000 if he left his rent-controlled unit within 30 days, Jeter quickly signed a buyout agreement.

22-Year Upper Haight Resident Fights Back After 174% Rent Increase

The newest story in our occasional coverage of extraordinary cases of evictions and rent hikes in and around the Upper Haight is that of Kate Lust, who's been living at 544 Clayton St. (pictured above) for 22 years.

On June 3rd, Lust received a notification from her landlord that her rent is being raised from $3,105 to $8,500 per month—a 174 percent increase over what she's been paying.

Tenants Face Eviction in Richmond before City Votes on Measure L

Over 100 tenants of the Creekview condominium complex at 3535 El Portal Drive have 60 days to find a new home.

They are being forced to move out as a result of a mass eviction by the complex owner, PMI Property, a Beverly Hills investment company.

PMI gave tenants until October 15 to vacate the property so the apartments can be renovated due to extensive mold damage.

But tenant Eric Hattrup believes Richmond’s November ballot Measure L, which would limit evictions and impose rent control, is the other reason he and other tenants are being thrown out now.


Subject: My retaliatory/wrongful eviction and now fraudulent lawsuit HelloMy name is Rhenae and I refuse to give up. my daughter and I were wrongfully evicted from our home in Vacaville Ca. I was a housing Advocate trained in Washington DC by HUD therefore I know the manipulation of bad landlords and how HUD and Fair Housing often dismiss tenants cases without proper review. That is exactly what happened to my daughter and me. I am a 57 year old disabled veteran. I have a skin disorder and I need air conditioning to keep my disorder under control.


I was the on-site manager. I was fired for fixing the apartments to gov code . I was doing my job. Owners were not in compliance with housing standards . Now they have sent people to break my windows they have been harassing me for months now. I have also been served with a three day notice. 

Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco

Our Tenant Advocacy Project offers eviction prevention legal services. The goal is to find a resolution before it reaches a point of eviction or homelessness. This project is currently undergoing some structural changes and is not operational. In the meantime, tenants should use our Lawyer Referral service if they need assistance. Tenants can also check the JDC website for updates on the status of the Tenant Advocacy project.


Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP

Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP are a tenant-serving law office that addresses the following issues:

  • wrongful evictions
  • tenant harassment
  • tenant lockouts and utility shutoffs
  • owner move-in eviction
  • security deposit issues
  • San Francisco rent board petitions
  • sublease and roommate issues
  • unlawful detainer & eviction defense
  • habitability & apartment maintenance

Free initial consultation and case review

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Help build power for renters' rights: